Take a trip to Ireland’s gritty underbelly with this week’s featured book: Dublin Seven by Frankie Gaffney. Liberties Press has become Ireland’s leading independent publisher, and they have another hit fiction title on their hands with this book. Keep reading to see what reviewers have said about Dublin Seven. Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Dublin Seven””
Voting is open for the Saboteur Awards now through May 24th, and you can vote for Jan Carson and Liberties Press‘s Children’s Children to win the Best Short Story Collection category!
You can read all about the nominees for this category in this Sabotage Review article: Spotlight on the Best Short Story Collection Shortlist
To view all the categories and place your vote, click here.
Haven’t read Children’s Children yet, but want to know what all the hype is about? We’ve got you covered:
Children’s Children is a collection of fifteen short stories which cast a darkly humorous and oftentimes acidic eye, over life in post-conflict Northern Ireland. The stories contained in the collection are an eclectic selection of pieces which vary from traditional literary fiction to magic realism and subtle experiments with the short story form. They deal with the theme of legacy; the achievements, issues and problems this generation has inherited from the previous. Disillusioned street preachers, adulterous grocery shoppers, robotic brothers and child burglars are all given voice to express their experiences of life in contemporary Northern Ireland as Carson blurs the line between social commentary and modern parable.
This book will soon be available in the US! You can pre-order your copy here on our website, or through any major bookseller.
Check out this guest post by author Kevin Curran, featured on The Irish Times. He talks about the process of writing his second novel, Citizens (soon to be available in the US!).